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Twilight at the Museums © Martin Bond

Cambridge museums recognised with substantial Arts Council England funding

Cambridge’s reputation as a centre of excellence for museums and culture in the UK received a vital boost today when Arts Council England (ACE) awarded University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) more than £4.8m and National Portfolio Organisation status from 2018-2022.

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Portrait of Claude-Armand Gérôme

New acquisition celebrated with guest speaker from the Musée d’Orsay, Paris

Edouard Papet, the Musée d’Orsay’s Senior Curator for Sculpture, is speaking on Friday 30 June to celebrate the acquisition of a new masterpiece at the Fitzwilliam Museum.

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Award for Saving a Masterpiece

June - Adoration of the Shepherds

The Fitzwilliam Museum and the Hamilton Kerr Institute have won the Museums + Heritage Award 2017 for Restoration and Conservation.

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Founder's dome

Temporary closure of Main Entrance

A restoration and sustainability project on the iconic domed lantern in the ceiling of the Main Entrance will close the area until early June to facilitate the erection of scaffolding. This may lead to some occasional gallery closures eg. the closure of Galleries 1 and 2 from 13.00 - 14.15 while our Sunday lunchtime concerts take place in Gallery 3.

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Easter at the Fitzwilliam

This Easter the Fitzwilliam has a variety of exhibitions and free family resources for you to pick up and enjoy.

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Person using augmented reality app

New Fitzwilliam Museum augmented reality app

The Fitzwilliam Museum is one of twelve of England’s historic cities that have collaborated to develop an innovative augmented reality (AR) app, which brings heritage to life.

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Sebastiano restoration nominated for award

June - Adoration of the Shepherds

The Fitzwilliam has been shortlisted for the Museum and Heritage Awards 2017.

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Virgin and Child, attributed to Pietro di Niccolò da Orvieto

New Fitzwilliam Museum conservation blog

Read behind the scenes stories from Conservators, Technicians, Conservation Scientists and Collections Care experts, working on the rich collections of the Museum.

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Children drawing in gallery

February half term week at the Fitzwilliam

In addition to our temporary exhibitions, and permanent collections, we are running a number of events and activities for teenagers, families and younger visitors.

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Twilight 2017

Hugo Dalton illuminates Twilight 2017

The Fitzwilliam will be illuminated by designs from contemporary light artist Hugo Dalton for Twilight at the Museums 2017 during half-term on Wednesday 15th February between 4.30 - 7.30pm.

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